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LG 42" Black LED 1080P HDTV - 42LN5400

Abt Model: 42LN5400 | UPC Code: 719192588370
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1920x1080 Full HD Resolution/ TruMotion 120Hz/ Triple XD Engine/ Resolution Upscaler/ Picture Wizard II/ SIMPLINK Connectivity/ USB/ 7 Picture Modes/ Black Finish
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LG 42" Black LED 1080P HDTV, Model 42LN5400

Getting the superior image quality of an LED TV doesn't have to be an expensive affair, thanks to the LG 42LN5400 LED TV. Part of the LG 5400 series, this 42-inch LED TV takes advantage of technologies from more advanced sets, and puts them into a model perfect for the average user looking for a great viewing experience.

The heart of the 42LN5400 is the LED backlit panel, featuring a full HD 1080p picture. LED backlighting produces a picture with better brightness and colors than a traditional LCD television, so your favorite movies will have clarity like never before. LG's proprietary Triple XD Engine helps reduce noise and increase contrast, for cinema-like picture quality. For sports fans and gamers, TruMotion 120Hz technology greatly reduces motion blur, keeping the picture sharp when the onscreen action speeds up.

LG understands that some people just want to enjoy watching TV, without worrying about tech specs or fiddling with settings. To that end, the 42LN5400 LED TV comes equipped with Picture Wizard II, a simple on-screen calibration system. This easy-to-use feature uses images and diagrams to guide you through a calibration process, giving you the best picture output without needing a PhD in technology. An LG SIMPLINK connection lets your other LG devices communicate via a single cable, allowing easy system integration and control. And because it's ENERGY STAR qualified, the LG 42LN5400 can end up saving you money compared to an older TV.

Features:

  • LED Backlighting
  • TruMotion 120Hz
  • Full HD 1080p Resolution
  • Triple XD Engine
  • Resolution Upscaler
  • Picture Wizard II
  • SIMPLINK Connectivity

Specifications:

Panel

  • Screen Size Class: 42" Class (41.9" diagonal)
  • Resolution: 1920x1080
  • BLU Type: Direct LED
  • Refresh Rate: TruMotion 120hz

Video

  • Triple XD™ Engine: Yes
  • Picture Wizard II: Yes
  • Smart Energy Saving: Yes
  • Picture Mode: 7 Modes (Vivid, Standard, Cinema, Sport, Game, Expert1, Expert2)
  • AV Mode II (Picture & Sound): 3 Modes (Cinema, Game, Off)
  • Aspect Ratio: 6 Modes (16:9, Just Scan, Original, 4:3, Cinema Zoom, Zoom)
  • Just Scan (1:1 Pixel Matching): HDMI: 1080i, Component: 1080p, RF 720p

Audio

  • Speaker System: 1 Way, 2 Speakers
  • Audio Output (Watts - THD 10%): 10W + 10W
  • Mono/Stereo/Dual (MTS/SAP): Yes
  • Virtual Surround: Yes
  • Clear Voice II: Yes
  • Sound Mode: 5 Modes (Standard, Music, Cinema, Sport, Game)

Connectivity

  • MHL™ (Mobile HD Link): Yes
  • SIMPLINK™ (HDMI™ CED): Yes

Inputs / Outputs

  • RF In (Antenna/Cable): 1 (rear)
  • AV In: 1 (rear)
  • Component Video In (Y, Pb, Pr + Audio): 1 (rear)
  • HDMI™/HDCP In: 2 (1 rear, 1 side)
  • USB 3.0/2.0 In: 1 (side)
  • Digital Audio Out (Optical): 1 (rear)
  • Headphone Out: 1 (rear)
  • RS-232C (Control & Service): 1 (rear)

Other

  • VESA Standard: 200mm x 200mm

Approximate Dimensions:

  • TV Without Stand (WxHxD): 38.11" x 22.28" x 3.11"
  • TV With Stand (WxHxD): 38.11" x 24.72" x 9.25"

Approximate Weight:

  • Without Stand: 21.2 lbs
  • With Stand: 23.6 lbs
  • Shipping: 31 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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Television TypeLED
Screen Size (inches)42
Aspect Ratio16:09
Resolution1080p
3DNo
Refresh Rate120Hz
Number of Speakers2
Speaker Power Per Channel20 Watts
LEDYes
Built-In WiFiNo
Internet Movie StreamingNo
Number of HDMI Inputs2
USB PortYes
Built-in-TunerYes
Input ConnectorsHDMI, Component, Composite, USB 2.0, Ethernet
Output ConnectorsOptical Audio
Wall-MountableYes
Width (inches)38.11
Height (inches)22.28
Panel Depth (inches)3.11
  

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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LG 42" Black LED 1080P HDTV
 
4.6

(based on 113 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (82)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (70)
  • Performance (62)
  • Quality (62)
  • Features/settings (41)
  • Style/design (39)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (7)
  • Bedroom (4)
  • Movies (4)
  • Gaming (3)
  • Home theater (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (9), Enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great picture; Audio, not so much

I am very much enjoying this TV after 3 weeks of viewing. The picture quality and settings are excellent, and the menus, simple. The built-in audio is pretty poor, however, and that...Read complete review

I am very much enjoying this TV after 3 weeks of viewing. The picture quality and settings are excellent, and the menus, simple. The built-in audio is pretty poor, however, and that has required some significant adjustment for the set this unit is replacing. For watching the news, it's fine, but for any other viewing, I run the sound through my AV receiver, which sadly, wipes out any benefit to be gained from the energy efficiency provided by the LCD-LED screen. I would not recommend this unit if it is to be "stand alone."

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Died after ten days

Picture was really nice and sharp. Speaker tone was bad, very mid-range-ish, but after ten days of normal use (nights, weekend) the power shut off. I tried unplugging waiting and repluging,...Read complete review

Picture was really nice and sharp. Speaker tone was bad, very mid-range-ish, but after ten days of normal use (nights, weekend) the power shut off. I tried unplugging waiting and repluging, but the pilot light would come on for about ten seconds and shut off again. new unit too..it was made a month before I bought it. I returned it to the store and purchased a different brand

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2.0

Lost the picture after only 2 years. Checked wit

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from Port Richey, FL, United States

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      Comments about LG 42" Black LED 1080P HDTV:

      We lost the picture after only 2 years. Checked with cable company.

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      1.0

      PICTURE WENT OUT.

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      from georgia

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          Comments about LG 42" Black LED 1080P HDTV:

          We bought this TV on 11/29/2013 and the picture went black on 1/08/2016. (still has audio) Trying now to figure out if it can be fixed and at what cost.

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          5.0

          Its a great product. The ...

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          from Swat, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan

          Comments about LG 42" Black LED 1080P HDTV:

          Its a great product. The picture quality is perfect and the sound quality is very nice that i dont need for a seprate speakers which normally we need with other brand LCDs.

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          5.0

          Great quality at great price

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          from Sun City, AZ, USA

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          • Easy to use
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              Comments about LG 42" Black LED 1080P HDTV:

              Picture is bright and clear, very sharp. I have an antenna for local stations that is run through my computer and Dish satellite service. So, I have to use 2 of the inputs and both work beautifully and are easy to switch between. I wanted a 42" screen and they were hard to find. LG had one and I will go to them first the next time I buy this or any electronics or appliances. Pricing is very competitive and reasonable.

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              5.0

              Very crisp picture.

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              from Mount Vernon, OH 43050, USA

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              • Worth the money

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                  Comments about LG 42" Black LED 1080P HDTV:

                  I love this TV.Great clarity. Perfect size for me. Glad I bought this.

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                  1.0

                  Junk

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                  from Undisclosed

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                  • junk

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                      Comments about LG 42" Black LED 1080P HDTV:

                      This is a piece of junk. Had it for two weeks and as many times had to take it back to the dealer. NEVER again will I buy LG!

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                      5.0

                      42" Tv

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                      from Brooklyn, NY

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                          Comments about LG 42" Black LED 1080P HDTV:

                          I bougth this tv for my son as an early christmas gift. He loved it, great picture, easy set up. This is my second LG TV I purchased. I also have the 32" love it. Would highly recommend this product.

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                          5.0

                          Awesome tv!!

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                          from Duluth, MN, USA

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                              Comments about LG 42" Black LED 1080P HDTV:

                              I think i got a really great deal on this tv. It is just the right size for everything I use it for, plus it has a super clear picture. One thing I did take a couple of stars off for was that I personally would have preferred a few more HDMI inputs. I have a lot of things hooked up to my tv, but I guess there are a few things you have to take off when making tv's as slim as this one. Overall, a great choice when looking for tv's

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                              5.0

                              A great value for the money

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                              from Hillsborough, NC 27278, USA

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                              • Easy to use
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                              • quality

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                                  Comments about LG 42" Black LED 1080P HDTV:

                                  This is not the most expensive TV we looked at , but it had more features for the money than any of the others. We were pleasantly surprised when we turned it on at saw how sharp and clear the picture was compared to our old LCD TV. LG is a quality product at a reasonable price. It actually has more features than some other TV's that cost more. ie, the zoom feature (great for those letter box movies), that is included on this TV, but not on most others in this price range. EZ to read and control remote.

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                                  5.0

                                  best buy for the moneyThis is the best buy for the

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                                  from Tampa, FL, USA

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                                      Comments about LG 42" Black LED 1080P HDTV:

                                      this is the best buy for the money. It has an excellent picture and great sound. Sure to please!

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